GroupCars Is Named As Finalist In 2012 Stevie® Awards For Sales & Customer Service

More than 1,000 entries from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted to this year’s competition. Final results will be announced during gala banquet on February 27th at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada.
By: Cimberlee Collier, GroupCars
Jan. 27, 2012 - PRLog -- Memphis, TN – January 26, 2012 – GroupCars was named a Finalist today in the Sales Automation Solution category in the sixth annual Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service, and will ultimately be a Gold, Silver, or Bronze Stevie Award winner in the program.

The awards are presented by the Stevie® Awards, which organizes several of the world’s leading business awards shows including the prestigious International Business Awards.

Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word “crowned,” the final results will be announced during a gala banquet on Monday, February 27 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada.  Finalists from the U.S.A. and several other nations are expected to attend.  

More than 1,000 entries from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted to this year’s competition, an increase of almost 30% over 2011.  Finalists were determined by the average scores of 93 professionals worldwide, acting as preliminary judges.  Entries were considered in 27 categories for customer service professionals, including Contact Center of the Year, Award for Innovation in Customer Service, and Customer Service Department of the Year; 38 categories for sales professionals, ranging from Senior Sales Executive of the Year to Sales Training or Coaching Program of the Year to Sales Department of the Year of the Year; and categories to recognize new products and services and solution providers.  

“It is a great honor to be recognized among the many Organizations who are finalists for the Stevie Awards. Thank you to the many dynamic passionate employees of GroupCars who give it their all to providing our GroupCars Members and Dealer partners a world class automotive buying solution day in and day out. This nomination conveys to a global audience that GroupCars is doing something very right for their clients,” said Chad Collier, CEO,

More than 100 members of seven specialized judging committees will determine Stevie Award placements from among the Finalists during final judging, to take place January 30 - February 10.  

“We’re delighted to kick off our celebration of the 10th year of the Stevie Awards movement with the 2012 Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer, which will be the first program in which we’ll bestow Silver and Bronze Stevie Awards,”  said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards.  “It’s gratifying and inspiring to have received so many remarkable entries for this year’s competition.  I know the final judges have a tough task ahead of them to determine the Stevie Award placements.”

“It's an accolade just to be nominated and an honor for GroupCars to be recognized as a finalist for the prestigious Stevie Award” said Collier.

Details about the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service and the list of Finalists in all categories are available at  

About GroupCars
GroupCars eliminates the hassle and haggle of buying a car. GroupCars works with media companies and affinity groups to provide a world-class auto-buying program to their customers through an exclusive network of certified Dealers. GroupCars’ call center provides the Customer with a trusted advocate to guide them through every step of the process. Customers use the patent pending mobile app to leverage group buying power to receive the best deals by scanning the window sticker to instantly get a Guaranteed Below Market Average Price. The GroupCars Auto Program understands that value is defined by more than a great price – our commitment to providing an overall exceptional buying experience and the level of member support offered by our staff is what sets us apart. GroupCars strives to provide the highest rankings for service, value, experience, courteous dealership contacts and more. GroupCars was recognized by AutoSuccess Magazine as “One of the Top 12 Companies To Watch in 2012”. Learn more about GroupCars at

About The Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service.  Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide.  Learn more about The Stevie Awards at

Sponsors and supporters of the 6th annual Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service include American Support, Coloredge Los Angeles * New York, Competence Call Center, SDL and ValueSelling Associates.
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